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Some area restaurants reopen for dining inside Friday, but others not so fast.
05/01/2020
Not all tables open - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Some area restaurants reopen for dining inside Friday, but others not so fast.

Dining in may be allowed, but not all Piedmont area restaurant owners were ready to start serving people seated at tables or booths inside on Friday. A number of area restaurants remained open for carry-out or delivery only. Piedmont is following Gov. Stitt’s “Open Up and Recover Safely” plan....

Today’s allergies are not being helped by the wind.
05/01/2020

Today’s allergies are not being helped by the wind.

Mold drops down to low and tree and grass remains high. #okallergyreport

Tyeshia Anderson becomes the third Piedmont player nominated to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team over the...
05/01/2020
Girls Basketball: Anderson selected to OCA All-State team - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Tyeshia Anderson becomes the third Piedmont player nominated to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team over the last two seasons.

By Trey Hunter Sports Editor Tyeshia Anderson was selected to the 2020 Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team, which was released Wednesday on the OCA website. The Piedmont senior averaged 10.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists over 23 games played during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 seaso...

Our eyes are swollen, how about yours?
04/30/2020

Our eyes are swollen, how about yours?

Mold drops down to moderate while grass and tree pollen stay high. #okallergyreport

Grab some Kleenex, we may need it.
04/29/2020

Grab some Kleenex, we may need it.

Ugly allergy day today! #okallergyreport

COVID-19 by Zip Code as of 4/29/2020 at 11:00 a.m.
04/29/2020

COVID-19 by Zip Code as of 4/29/2020 at 11:00 a.m.

Don’t forget to wash your mask.
04/28/2020

Don’t forget to wash your mask.

It is allergy season. Compare for yourself!COVID-19 vs. Cold vs. Flu vs. Allergies
04/27/2020

It is allergy season. Compare for yourself!
COVID-19 vs. Cold vs. Flu vs. Allergies

It is a beautiful day.
04/26/2020

It is a beautiful day.

Governor Kevin Stitt sends letter to President Trump
04/26/2020

Governor Kevin Stitt sends letter to President Trump

Today I sent a letter to President Donald J. Trump to ask for him to declare the #COVID19 pandemic an “Act of God” to provide aid to our oil and gas industry and to protect the environment.

In this unprecedented time, we must continue to work strategically with our federal government to help our state’s public health and economy. Oklahoma, we are in this together and we will get through this.

Haircuts and styles return to Piedmont Friday.
04/24/2020
Barber shop, salon reopen in Piedmont Friday - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Haircuts and styles return to Piedmont Friday.

The red and white barber pole stood next to an open door at Bill’s Barber Shop in Piedmont Friday, a door that had been closed over a month. Friday, Bill Sharp returned to work in Piedmont. His customers had waited for weeks. Sharp snipped the growth on the top of customer James Hawk of Piedmont. ...

Bill Sharp at Bill’s Barber Shop cuts James Hawk’s hair in Piedmont and LeAnn Holland went to work with scissors at The ...
04/24/2020

Bill Sharp at Bill’s Barber Shop cuts James Hawk’s hair in Piedmont and LeAnn Holland went to work with scissors at The Pristine Salon Friday as barbershops, hair and nail salons statewide reopened. Read more soon in The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette.

Today’s issue is out.  Pick up a copy today.
04/23/2020

Today’s issue is out. Pick up a copy today.

Sales Tax Revenue Comparison
04/23/2020
County sees sales tax revenue drop - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Sales Tax Revenue Comparison

By Conrad Dudderar Senior Staff Writer Even before the impact of businesses closing due to COVID-19 is truly realized, Canadian County has seen a significant overall decline in sales tax revenues in recent months. Canadian County has had to withstand a 20.7% drop in sales tax collections – totalin...

Piedmont’s state of emergency proclamation has been extended.
04/23/2020
Piedmont’s state of emergency extended - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Piedmont’s state of emergency proclamation has been extended.

Piedmont’s state of emergency proclamation has been extended through May 31, City Manager Jason Orr said. The Piedmont City Council met Monday to discuss the city’s financial shape during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and layoffs were discussed. Layoffs of two employees were announced Wednesday...

The city manager  announced  layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
04/23/2020
Piedmont layoffs announced - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

The city manager announced layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Robert Medley Managing Editor The city manager announced layoffs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, just two days after Mayor Kurt Mayabb told city council members he had hoped to see other measures before jobs were cut. Layoffs were announced Wednesday by City Manager Jason Orr. “I want to be very ...

Piedmont City Council discusses layoffs, loss of sales tax http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/21/piedmont-c...
04/21/2020
Piedmont City Council discusses possible layoffs due to loss of sales tax - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Piedmont City Council discusses layoffs, loss of sales tax http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/21/piedmont-city-council-discusses-possible-layoffs-due-to-loss-of-sales-tax/

The city is facing layoffs due to the loss of sales tax revenue during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Mayor Kurt Mayabb, who said he would like consider other measures before cutting jobs. In an emergency city council meeting Monday, Mayabb said that the financial shape of the city is the reason the ci...

Great Plains Bank of Piedmont helps small businesses make payroll. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/20/g...
04/20/2020
Great Plains Bank of Piedmont helps 40 businesses secure payrolls - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Great Plains Bank of Piedmont helps small businesses make payroll. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/20/great-plains-bank-of-piedmont-helps-40-businesses-secure-payrolls/

When the COVID-19 pandemic in March resulted in many local businesses closing doors temporarily or reducing their services, and as shelter in place orders started keeping people at home, paychecks for many people were in jeopardy. But the Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program loan...

Brisket at the Barn Canceled
04/17/2020
Brisket at the Barn event in Piedmont canceled - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Brisket at the Barn Canceled

Brisket at the Barn, an annual event of Piedmont’s F&M Bank, has been canceled due to the city’s state of emergency. Eric Anderson, President of F&M Bank’s Piedmont branch, said the annual event in May was canceled this year after the city of Piedmont extended the emergency proclamation to May...

Race horse trainer Von Hemel of Piedmont talks about the pandemic from Oaklawn in Arkansas Tuesday. https://piedmontnews...
04/14/2020
Piedmont's Donnie Von Hemel keeps racing during pandemic - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Race horse trainer Von Hemel of Piedmont talks about the pandemic from Oaklawn in Arkansas Tuesday. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/14/piedmonts-donnie-von-hemel-keeps-racing-with-empty-stands/

The horses are still running at some racetracks in Oklahoma and Arkansas. But no one is in the stands these days. The sport of horse racing has changed dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, said Donnie K. Von Hemel, 58, a Piedmont resident and world-renowned trainer. Von Hemel was riding a sadd...

No April fooling....snow joke...check this forecast. http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/14/april-snow-possi...
04/14/2020
April snow possible overnight, freeze warning issued - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

No April fooling....snow joke...check this forecast. http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/14/april-snow-possible-overnight-freeze-warning-issued/

An April snowfall is possible overnight in Canadian County, the National Weather Service reported. A freeze warning is in effect from midnight to 9 a.m. Tuesday. The low temperature in the Piedmont area will be near 32 degrees. The forecast follows: Monday night A slight chance of rain and snow befo...

Third death in Canadian County reported. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/13/third-death-in-canadian-cou...
04/13/2020
Third death in Canadian County from COVID-19 reported - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Third death in Canadian County reported. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/13/third-death-in-canadian-county-from-covid-19-reported/

Canadian County has had three deaths from the coronavirus, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Monday. There are 57 cases in Canadian County and 6 cases in Kingfisher County Monday, the department reports. No deaths have been reported in Kingfisher County. Statewide, there are 2,069 cas...

District Attorney Mike Fields concerned with domestic cases. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/13/distric...
04/13/2020
District attorney concerned with domestic abuse cases - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

District Attorney Mike Fields concerned with domestic cases. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/13/district-attorney-concerned-with-domestic-abuse-cases/

With people losing jobs, children at home with online learning assignments, and shelter in place orders across the county, the ingredients for domestic violence and child abuse has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, said District Attorney Mike Fields. Oklahoma City police have reported a recent...

The north wind is dropping temperatures Sunday.🥶 Oh wow 😮 Look at the flag! Wind advisory, freeze warning issued. Check ...
04/12/2020

The north wind is dropping temperatures Sunday.🥶 Oh wow 😮 Look at the flag! Wind advisory, freeze warning issued. Check The Piedmont-Surrey Gazette for updates.

04/12/2020

A significant weather advisory has been issued for northwestern Oklahoma and northeastern Canadian counties until 1:45 p.m. Sunday. Check the Piedmont-Surrey Gazette for updates.

A significant weather advisory has been issued for northwestern Oklahoma and northeastern Canadian counties until 1:45 p...
04/12/2020
Wind advisory on Easter, freeze warning overnight - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

A significant weather advisory has been issued for northwestern Oklahoma and northeastern Canadian counties until 1:45 p.m. Sunday.
Wind advisory and freeze warning overnight with snow possible Tuesday! http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/12/wind-advisory-on-easter-freeze-warning-overnight/

A wind advisory has been issued for central Oklahoma, including Canadian and Kingfisher counties, for Sunday afternoon, The National Weather Service reported. Winds from the north of 30 mph to 40 mph could gust up to 55 mph from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Motorists are urged to take precautions in lighter ve...

Storms firing up in southwest Oklahoma Saturday night. Wind advisory in Canadian County on Easter 🐣 Sunday.http://piedmo...
04/11/2020
Chance for severe weather Saturday night - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Storms firing up in southwest Oklahoma Saturday night. Wind advisory in Canadian County on Easter 🐣 Sunday.
http://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/11/chance-for-severe-weather-saturday-night/

Storm chances will increase Saturday night in the Piedmont area, The National Weather Service reported. Saturday evening there is a 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could be severe. Skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 73. South wind will be abou...

Rain Peyton, Tyeshia Anderson were set to help defend Class 5A state championship
04/10/2020
State title hopes cut short for senior duo - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Rain Peyton, Tyeshia Anderson were set to help defend Class 5A state championship

Rain Peyton, Tyeshia Anderson were set to help defend Class 5A state championship By Trey Hunter Sports Editor Rain Peyton and Tyeshia Anderson may not have won a second straight state championship, but they did help set a standard at Piedmont. The Wildcats’ march to defending their Class 5A state...

Bible found in Piedmonthttps://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/10/owner-of-lost-episcopal-bible-in-piedmont-are...
04/10/2020
Owner of lost Episcopal Bible in Piedmont area sought - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Bible found in Piedmont
https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/10/owner-of-lost-episcopal-bible-in-piedmont-area-sought/

Someone lost an Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and Holy Bible in the Piedmont area that was recently found by Nedra Funk. Inside the Book is the name Christopher Daugherty. The owner is being sought. The Book includes two parts, The Episcopal Book of Common Prayer and the Holy Bible. It was printed...

Stories of the prairie. Piedmont area homestead story told. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/where-hi...
04/09/2020
Where history unfolds on the Canadian County prairie - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Stories of the prairie. Piedmont area homestead story told. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/where-history-unfolds-on-the-canadian-county-prairie/

By Carol Mowdy Bond Contributing Writer Their original barn fell down in the 1990s. But the property in eastern Canadian County has been in the family for six generations, surviving everything from the Dust Bowl to World War II and the Great Depression. Today, Robert Treece, and his wife Aimeé, liv...

Coping with emergency orders in Piedmont. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/piedmont-police-say-reside...
04/09/2020
Piedmont police say residents coping with emergency rules - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

Coping with emergency orders in Piedmont. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/piedmont-police-say-residents-coping-with-emergency-rules/

By Robert Medley Managing Editor People are working together to protect each other in Piedmont, and residents have cooperated with emergency orders that are in place due to COVID-19, said Police Chief Scott Singer. Like other cities across the state and in Canadian County, Piedmont is under a state....

State Highway 3 project approved in Canadian County. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/state-highway-3...
04/09/2020
State Highway 3 project approved in Canadian County - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

State Highway 3 project approved in Canadian County. https://piedmontnewsonline.com/index.php/2020/04/09/state-highway-3-project-approved-in-canadian-county/

  By Conrad Dudderar Senior Staff Writer A $3.8 million asphalt resurfacing project will benefit motorists traveling in northwest Canadian County. An Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) contractor will resurface a 3.35-mile section of State Highway 3 (Northwest Expressway) from 4 miles sou...

At home and in need of some brick repair?
04/06/2020
Son of a mason laying bricks for last 40 years - Piedmont-Surrey Gazette

At home and in need of some brick repair?

By Jayson Knight Mustang Times Frankie Stubblefield was the son of a mason, and has been brick-laying for 40 years. Stubblefield served a four-year tour of duty in the mid-70s as an armor crewman- or tank operator- before taking up the family business at 21. “I’ve been doing brick work my whole ...

04/06/2020

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Do you have scores on basketball games tonight?
FYI! Piedmont Wrestling is in the Dual State Semi-Finals today. Go Cats!
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Let's show the Early Childhood Center (ECC) how much we LOVE them and all they do for our littles!! Support the (ECC) teachers and staff by PLEASE stopping by or Calling Sharp's BBQ or Bill's Barber Shop and drop off a monetary donation to allow Sharp's BBQ to provided lunch to the entire ECC teachers and staff by September 8th, 2019. Thank you ALL! Please share and get the word out!
My best friend was the spots photographer for yrs at the school may he r.i.p.
The road problem could be partially relieved if the shoulders of the roads ( as litle as there is) would be graded lower than the roadway. It was the wettest spring on record, and the water could not run off the foadways fast enough. It soaked into the cracks in the pavement and now there is soaked dirt underneath. The clay in this country is one of the most difficult soils to use for foundations as it swells and moves. If it is kept dry, it will stay put. The grass and dirt that builds up at the edge of the pavement needs to be graded off and removed to prevent more rutting of the roads. A gravel or shale road can be easily repaired. The chip and seal roadways are just a thin hard coating over clay.
Coyotes are hungry and killing calves now. Rabbits are getting scarce so they will eat anything. Keep your pets close and their food inside.
Piedmont Youth Football 2nd and 3rd grade teams are looking for players/coaches. 1st, 4th thru 6th grade teams are filled. Contact the coaches listed on the flyer for more information. All home games are played at Piedmont Highschool Stadium. Practices conducted behind F&M Bank(Surrey Hills) on NW Expressway
When does school start in Piedmont.
When is the Mayor going to permanently fix Piedmont Rd? He was on a tear earlier this year and after they fixed a couple East/West roads, they quit! Piedmont Rd north to Waterloo is 55mph and terrible. Everyone dodging potholes is dangerous to opposing drivers. Please fix this road.
Hey there Piedmont! We are so close to Saturday and we are so excited about this event! Come rain or shine, you can't keep a #PiedmontPeep away! Almost all of our activities are indoors or in a sheltered area, so don't let a little rain shy you away from here! Let's help our Piedmont Fire Department help make our community safer!